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Heart Institute names first female head of prevention and rehabilitation
by Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 5:19pm
At a time when there is a growing focus on women and heart health, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute has appointed the first female division chief in its history to head its prevention and rehabilitation program. Dr. Thais Coutinho, at 35, also becomes the youngest person to head a division at the heart institute. […]


Champlain region's home care funding less than expected, says consultant
by Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 4:59pm
The Ottawa region is in a “unfortunate and unique” position when it comes to provincial funding for home care, says the consultant commissioned to crunch data for the Champlain Local Health Integration Network. (LHIN) As it stands the LHIN, which co-ordinates health care  services for about 1.3 million people in Eastern Ontario, has a list […]


Software jocks, health professionals join forces to improve health care
by James Bagnall, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 4:12pm
Forget what you think you know about hackers, those mischievous computer nerds who live for the challenge of breaching the defences of computer networks. There’s a different kind of hacker: software programmers capable of breaking with tradition and developing new products. Dozens of the latter, the good guys, were on hand Sunday at Ottawa’s first […]


Ottawa Public Health ponders where marijuana can be used
by Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 3:56pm
There are a lot of unknowns about how marijuana will be consumed when federal legislation kicks in next year. One of the biggest: Where will users legally be able to use cannabis?   It’s a question Ottawa Public Health is considering. It is also speaking to other municipal agencies, and it might expand its consultations to include […]


Five homeless following overnight blaze in Overbrook
by James Bagnall, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 3:52pm
Two adults and three teenagers were left homeless following an overnight fire in Overbrook, Ottawa Fire Services reported Sunday. One of the residents of a basement unit in a semi-detached brick home at 413 King George St. was injured by broken glass during an effort to save the family cat. The fate of the cat was unclear. The […]


Weekend, segregation inmates get mattresses on floor in Ottawa jail
by Andrew Seymour, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 3:37pm
Ottawa’s jail has been so full some weekends that inmates have had to sleep on the floor in the day room of a segregation area typically reserved for those with mental illness. The president of the union representing correctional officers at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre said as many as 10 inmates serving weekend sentences have […]


Full contact: Gatineau high school embraces coed football
by Paula McCooey, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 3:05pm
Girls and boys have joined forces on a Gatineau high school football field, the first in the region to have an organized coed team. Hormisdas-Gamelin Secondary School?s Tigers football team have been league champions for the past four years, but head coach Michel Roy says they can do even better. And to do that they […]


Postmedia newspapers honoured with 21 Ontario Newspaper Awards
by Robert Cross
30 Apr 2017 at 3:05pm
Postmedia’s newspapers won 21 Ontario Newspaper Awards at a gala held Saturday night in Hamilton attended by roughly 250 journalists, editors, photographers and publishers. The London Free Press and Windsor Star earned five awards each, while the Niagara Falls Review, Sudbury Star and Woodstock Sentinel Review each won two. Also among the winners Saturday were […]


Slain man was 'looking for a way out' of his past, friend says
by Shaamini Yogaretnam, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 2:36pm
Family and friends gathered Saturday night at the exact spot where Devon Labelle was attacked and killed to remember the slain father of one. Labelle, 24, known as “D-Loc,” was fatally stabbed Thursday afternoon outside a Jean Coutu pharmacy on Montreal Road. Police have made no arrests in the killing but are looking for several […]


Plamondon named interim chair at National Capital Commission
by Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 11:47am
Ottawa political author and consultant Bob Plamondon has been named interim chair of the National Capital Commission as the regional body prepares to unveil what it is calling ?a modern-day version of the Greber Plan.? Plamondon?s predecessor Russ Mills officially stepped down Saturday after 10 years at the helm and, for the first time in […]


Capital Builders: E.B. Eddy made a match and lit an empire
by Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 8:26am
No industrialist in the last 150 years touched us quite like E.B. Eddy ? literally, and with many fingers. He made toilet paper and tissue. He made wooden matches. He made paper to write on, the stuff news was printed on, the bag to carry it all home. He put jingle in our pockets, a tang […]


Capital Voices: 'We don't know what we'd do without this place'
by Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 3:00am
In anticipation of Canada?s sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen’s Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans ? 150 of them ? to learn their stories of life and death, hope and love, the extraordinary and the everyday. We?ll share one person?s story every day until Canada Day. ?Reading books is Carissa?s favourite thing. Books […]


Capital Facts: We have a world-class gelato maker in town
by Tyler Dawson, Ottawa Citizen
30 Apr 2017 at 3:00am
In celebration of Canada?s 150th birthday, the Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you might not know about. At the 2016 Gelato World Tour in Chicago, Stella Luna Gelato Café owner Tammy Giuliani placed third […]


Motorcyclist in 'serious condition' after crash at Caldwell and Merivale
by James Bagnall, Ottawa Citizen
29 Apr 2017 at 6:53pm
The Ottawa Paramedic Service reportedthat a 53-year-old man was in serious condition Saturday evening after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car at the corner of Caldwell Avenue and Merivale Road. A paramedic service tweet said the unidentified victim had suffered “multi-system trauma”.


Up in the clouds: The Citizen goes flying with the Snowbirds
by Ashley Fraser, Ottawa Citizen
29 Apr 2017 at 4:24pm
When you wake up with a smile on your face before your alarm goes off, you know you must be excited for something. Saturday will be a day I won?t forget anytime soon.  Snowbird 11 co-ordinator Capt. Paul Faulkner opened up his passenger seat in the Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet so I could get a […]


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